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Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3-4pm ET (noon-1pm PT)
Yahoo Tips: Search Strategies for Libraries
with Ran Hock  - 1 hour WEBCAST

With its many and diverse features, it's not easy for any individual to keep up with all that Yahoo! has to offer. Author and "The Extreme Searcher", Ran Hock shares his favorite Yahoo! tools for online research, communication, and a range of other useful activities. His techniques and tips are designed to help Web users take advantage of many of Yahoo!'s most valuable offerings Ñfrom its portal features, to Yahoo! Groups, to unique tools some users have yet to discover. Pick up useful strategies and tools from this expert that you can use in your environment.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3-4pm ET (noon-1pm PT)
Using Observational Research Methods in Your Library
with Lisa Given - 1 hour TELECONFERENCE

Explore the use of observational research methods in library settings (e.g., using the "seating sweeps" approach to document how patrons are using library spaces). Related topics, such as implications for ethics review, how to use observational approaches with other research methods, and approaches to gathering data (e.g., digital photography) will be discussed.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 3-4pm ET (noon-1pm PT)
Competencies and Information Professionals
with Jane Dysart - 1 hour TELECONFERENCE

Based on experience and observations in library practice, teaching, consulting, conference planning and program design, as well as in-depth work with library association, this talk looks at the key competencies for information professionals. It illustrates with examples and stories and highlights competencies in action. It discusses critical success factors for our future -- our profession, our roles & each of us. It also provides a number of resources for follow up.

Friday, Nov 17, 1-2pm ET (10am-11am PT)
Best in Show: Designing Effective Screencasts
with Diane Clark - 1 hour WEBCAST

Recently, I overheard a conversation about how simple it has become to develop screencasts to teach learners about resources. This may very well be true - it may also be true that if you place a computer in a room full of monkeys and let them type for eternity eventually they will come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. If you want to use screencasts as a way to engage and teach your learners then it's important to apply effective instructional design strategies and not to randomly develop objects.  This Webcast will provide participants with the tools necessary to develop screencasts or other multimedia elements that exemplify best practices in instructional design.

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